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The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences
Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences

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May 2018 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be ‘different' and ‘similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume explores the scientific foundations of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences Part 2: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences Part 3: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.
Part 01: Theoretical Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences
Robert R. McCrae
Chapter 1: Defining Traits
Jennifer Vonk & Taryn Eaton
Chapter 2: Personality in Nonhuman Animals: Comparative Perspectives and Applications
Robert F. Bornstein, Crista E. Maracic, & Adam P. Natoli
Chapter 3: The Psychodynamic Perspective
Jana Uher
Chapter 4: Transdisciplinary Philosophy-of-Science Paradigm for Research on Individuals: Foundations for the Science of Personality and Individual Differences
Robert Hogan & Gerhard Blickle
Chapter 5: Socioanalytic Theory: Basic Concepts, Supporting Evidence, and Practical Implications
René Mottus & Mike H. Allerhand
Chapter 6: Why Do Traits Come Together? The Underlying Trait and Network Approaches
Jessica L. Schleider & Hans S. Schroder
Chapter 7: Implicit Theories of Personality Across Development: Impacts on Coping, Resilience, and Mental Health
Sindes Dawood, Emily A. Dowgwillo, Leila Z. Wu, & Aaron L. Pincus
Chapter 8: Contemporary Integrative Interpersonal Theory of Personality
Yael Sela & Nicole Barbaro
Chapter 9: Evolutionary Perspectives on Personality and Individual Differences
Part 02: Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences
Cornelia Wrzus, Martin Quintus, & Anna Baumert
Chapter 10: Measuring Personality Processes in the Lab and the Field
Brenda L. Connors, Carol-Lynne Moore, Richard Rende, & Timothy J. Colton
Chapter 11: Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA): Decoding Individual Differences in Embodied Decision Making
Gregory Francis
Chapter 12: The Various Roles of Replication in Scientific Research
Michela Schröder-Abé & Ramzi Fatfouta
Chapter 13: Implicit Measures
Mario Wenzel & Thomas Kubiak
Chapter 14: Ambulatory Monitoring and Ambulatory Assessment in Personality Research
Christopher S. Nave, Michael G. Feeney, & R. Michael Furr
Chapter 15: Behavioral Observation in the Study of Personality and Individual Differences
Cindy K. Chung & James W. Pennebaker
Chapter 16: What Do We Know When We LIWC a Person? Text Analysis as an Assessment Tool for Traits, Personal Concerns, and Life Stories
Steffen Nestler
Chapter 17: Longitudinal Data Analysis for Personality Psychologists
Kevin Lanning, Sonia Baron, & Gregory D. Webster
Chapter 18: The network structure of personality psychology: What the SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences tells us about the nature of the field
Part 03: The Measurement of Personality and Individual Differences
Zara E. Wright & Robert F. Krueger
Chapter 19: Pathological Personality Traits: The Movement Toward Dimensional Approaches to Psychopathology
Gilles E. Gignac
Chapter 20: Conceptualizing and Measuring Intelligence
Kai T. Horstmann, John F. Rauthmann, & Ryne A. Sherman
Chapter 21: Measurement of Situational Influences
David K. Marcus & Alyssa L. Norris
Chapter 22: Taxometric Analysis
Miranda Giacomin & Christian H. Jordan
Chapter 23: Within-Person Variability in Narcissism
Jeremy C. Biesanz
Chapter 24: Interpersonal Perception Models
Joyce H. L. Lui, Christopher T. Barry, & Katrina H. McDougall
Chapter 25: Accounting for Socially Desirable Responding in Personality Assessment
John F. Edens, David DeMatteo, Shannon E. Kelley, & Shelby Arnold
Chapter 26: Personality Assessment in Forensic Psychology
Beth A. Visser & Stephanie Campbell
Chapter 27: Measuring the Dark Side of Personality
Maciej Stolarski, Nicolas Fieulaine, & Philip G. Zimbardo
Chapter 28: Putting Time in a Wider Perspective: The Past, the Present, and the Future of Time Perspective Theory

Virgil Zeigler-Hill

Virgil Zeigler-Hill, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University. His research focuses on three interrelated areas: (1) self-esteem, (2) dark personality features (e.g., narcissism, spitefulness, psychopathy), and (3) interpersonal relationships. Much of his research reflects an integration of his primary interests (e.g., the role that dark personality features play in interpersonal relationships). More About Author

Todd K. Shackelford

Todd K. Shackelford received his Ph.D. in evolutionary psychology in 1997 from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2010, he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Oakland University ( in Rochester, Michigan, where he is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Psychology Lab ( In 2016, he was appointed Distinguished Professor by the Oakland University Board of Trustees. He led the founding of new Ph.D. and M.S. programs (, which launched in 2012. Shackelford has published around 300 journal articles and his work has been... More About Author

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